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  • Prices of LED Light Bulbs Fell in October Ahead of Singles’ Day in China, TrendForce Reports
    11-10-2016 Allen Yu
    After being steady for two consecutive months, prices of LED light bulbs began to drop noticeably in China during October, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Branded light bulb vendors operating in the Chinese market begin promotional pricing much earlier before Singles’ Day on November 11. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Says Trump Presidency Will Trigger Installation Rush in U.S. Solar Market, Followed by a Demand Freeze
    11-09-2016 Celeste Tsai
    The result of the U.S. election may further aggravate the oversupply situation in the global PV market, according to Celeste Tsai, analyst for EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. The federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar power, which the U.S. Congress has extend to the end of December 2022 will maintain PV demand in the U.S. at 8~13GW each year from 2017 to 2019. “Donald Trump’s administration wholly supports fossil fuels over renewable energies, so there is a strong possibility that the U.S. will stop subsidizing the installation of PV systems altogether,” noted Tsai. “Under this scenario, the U.S. will witness a great urgency to install PV systems before the ITC cut-off date, followed by a freeze in domestic demand and a worsening of the current oversupply problem in the global PV market.” [ more ]
  • Global Supply Area for Large-Size LCD Panels to Expand 3.8% Annually in 2017, TrendForce Reports
    11-08-2016 TrendForce
    The latest report from WitsView, a division of TrendForce, finds that the supply of low-end panels for notebooks and tablets has declined as South Korean panel makers scale back production at some of their fabs and focus mainly on products for high-end applications. Global shipments of large-size LCD panels (7 inches and greater) will continue to contract in 2017, registering an annual decline of 2.4% to around 725 million units. On the other hand, the supply area of large-size panels will expand next year on account of strong demand for large monitors and TV sets. WitsView forecasts that global supply area of large-size panels will post an annual increase of 3.8% in 2017. [ more ]
  • Returning Demand Expected to Increase xEV Sales in China to 550,000 for 2016, Says TrendForce
    11-07-2016 Eric Chang
    China’s xEV (plug-in) vehicle market through 2016 has been roiled by news of government fining auto makers for falsely claiming subsidies. Though the scandal has reduced some of the expansionary momentum in the Chinese plug-in vehicle market, sales are expected to grow significantly in this year’s fourth quarter because buyers are spurred by the further reduction of purchase subsidies next year. [ more ]
  • Taiwan to Become One of 10 Largest PV Markets Worldwide in 2017, Says TrendForce
    11-02-2016 Celeste Tsai
    Taiwan’s government has focused on expanding the island’s PV power generation as part of its plan to abandon nuclear power. In terms of targets, Taiwan aims to add 1.52GW of PV capacity between mid-2016 and mid-2018 and ultimately achieve a cumulative capacity of 20GW in 2025. If 1.52GW plan is successfully implemented, Taiwan will be joining Thailand as one of the world’s 10 largest PV markets in 2017 with an annual demand reaching 900MW, according to EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. With the global PV demand being almost flat next year, Taiwan is now considered a highly prospective market for major enterprises within the supply chain. [ more ]
  • Average PC DRAM Contract Price Jumped Over 20% Sequentially in October with 4GB Modules Coming to US$17.5, Says TrendForce
    11-02-2016 Avril Wu
    DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports the average contract price of 4GB PC DRAM modules increased over 20% between September and October from US$14.5 to US$17.5 as DRAM suppliers completed their fourth-quarter contract negotiations with first-tier PC-OEMs. Spot prices of DDR3 and DDR4 4Gb chips also rose 17% to 24% respectively in October compared with the prior month to US$2.46 and US$2.48 on average. This strong showing indicates that the DRAM market outlook is rosy and further price increases are expected in the future. [ more ]
  • Supply Chain Management Will Be Qualcomm’s Chief Challenge After the NXP Deal, Says TrendForce
    10-27-2016 TrendForce
    Major U.S. chip maker Qualcomm has finally acquired Holland-based NXP Semiconductors for US$47 billion. As the recent trend of deal-making in the global semiconductor sector continues unabated, this deal will further intensify the competition among major industry participants. According to the global market research firm TrendForce, Qualcomm will encounter new business opportunities and major challenges following its tie-up with NXP. [ more ]
  • China’s Semiconductor Sector to Undergo Rapid Consolidation in 2017 Under Virtual IDM Model, Says TrendForce
    10-27-2016 TrendForce
    Numerous major participants in the global semiconductor sector are engaging in deal-making to make themselves larger and more competitive. As a result, different industries within the sector will be controlled by fewer companies in the future. [ more ]